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Grand Admiral Starman
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Who else saw the tertiary bridge?

Grand Admiral Starman
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I saw it on many ships, and I wonder: what are the smallest hangar bays (like the ones on the side) carrying?

Mank
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Mank

So what’s the dimensions on this?

Cad Bane
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Cad Bane

I really have to say i dig this concept very much, expecially the twin bridge with the hangar trench dividing it as well as the unique front section. I have however spotted, or at least i thinki i have spotted some “oversights” if you want on the model, the big flat-edged rectangles on the front part of the double bridge pylon section seems to be marginally wider than the bridge pylon section itself, expecially visible in Pic #11. the second thing i have spotted is the weird looking offset of the lower ion cannons to either side of the outer… Read more »

Grand Admiral Declann
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Grand Admiral Declann

Very interesting concept, Fractal. However I think that it might be a bit unwieldy in atmosphere, given its shape. And then there is the amount of thrust those massive engines would be able to put out compared to the drag ratio of the front section of the hull(I don’t think “bow” would be quite sufficient here, as it is a space faring warship, and the section is far larger than the term “prow” would refer to). Overall, it appears to be the opposite of the ISD, with most of the offensive armaments on the bottom of the hull. I think… Read more »

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

While this baby has unmistakable elements similar to the Acclamator and Venator, its overall shape and role make me also think of a massively scaled-up, military grade Star Galleon-type vessel.

Anonymous
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So Fractal have you saw solo yet and if so what is you thoughts on it?

Valoren
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Valoren

Personally, I though the whole WW1-style battle scene at the beginning of the movie was brilliant. They really nailed the atmosphere on that one.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Would’ve been even better with (a) one of these monsters spitting out speeders & repulsortanks in the background and (b) an AT-SP damn near squashing Young!Han plus half his squad as it clunks over the trenches, but agreed. Plus, that snap transition from the prior scene.

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

Not even showing the Mimbanese was an interesting thing to take from Dunkirk, although it does seem odd for a unit described in the accompanying materials as an armored division to be seemingly comprised of mostly light infantry.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

I guess there’s the whole “draftee & prisoner team up to get the frak outta Dodge” plotline to focus on, but a few frames more armor/gunship action wouldn’t have hurt. That noted, color me amused by that Cthulhu cameo halfway through our (re)introduction to the Maw.

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

Surely that means we’ll get Daala back at some point then.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Just so long as (a) she actually gets to knock out a Mon Cal or two and (b) we *don’t* get Kyp Durron, the Sun Crusher, or that Death Star prototype/Darksaber crap back as a package deal. Sequel trilogy’s got enough superweapons & super-prodigies as it is.

Admiral Drakkmar
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Admiral Drakkmar

Is this your representation of the KDY/Evakmar Corps Landing Ship from the Imperial Sourcebook? I tend to get a mental image of this design whenever is see the Landing Ship referenced.

Anthurak
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Anthurak

This thing looks awesome, but does it actually have any way of directly loading/offloading ground units? I’m not seeing any loading ramps or elevators to ground level.

cScott
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cScott

Love the shape and angles of the ship. Looks like it could be one hell of a brute and just bully smaller & similar sized ships just by ramming them. Be cool if there was a variant sorta like ancient Trireme vessels, that had some sort of a fixed forward blade like the MC140s, solely for ramming other ships

Revan
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Revan

Does anyone know the carry capacity for this? (Troopes, ground vehicles, starfighters etc)

RedBird
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RedBird

Here is what I copied that Fractal posted about this ship originally… however this was quite some time ago and he might have newer vehicle and drop ship numbers. 😉 ——– “I started with the Imperial Sourcebook for rough numbers of vehicles per subformation, and took measurements of a bunch of my and EU/canon vehicles. Then I adjusted dropship complements a bit and worked out a hypothetical average Corps level formation: 24 AT-SP 40 HAVw A6 48 AT-SE 72 SPHA 80 AT-AT 576 scout walkers 4674 repulsorlift (all classes, mix AFV and support) 12 Titan drop barge 48 company drop… Read more »

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Gotta love how shading & thruster bloom highlight’s this beast’s profusion of greebles, gaps & antennae. Plus, I retain a soft spot for big corvette/frigate-whacking ball turrets.

RRep
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RRep

What is the overall length?

And also great use of windows! IMO the best windows on any of your designs. Really helps the reveal scale which, as I am sure you know, is a trick used by ILM since the first Star Wars.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

This mobile troop-hive seems to be roughly 2 km; for further visual reference, our host cranked out a handy corvette-to-heavy-destroyer lineup some time back: http://fractalsponge.net/?p=895

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

The Chi launching from the ventral bay for scale is a nice touch. When first I saw the Venator, I used to think that having two separate command towers for a warship was an unrealistic choice, but then the Brits launched the HMS Queen Elizabeth and proved me wrong.

Revan
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Revan

The venator has one bridge for commanding the ship in combat situations and piloting the ships all together and the other for better coordination of its starfighter compliment

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

Considering the Venator is primarily a carrier and secondarily a (medium) destroyer, this layout makes some sort of sense, also in light of how big the fighter complement of a single Venator is.

countvertex
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There are some things I really like about this ship: Its sheer bulk, the imaginative iteration from the Acclamator design, the many small windows. Not to mention the superb modelling as always. What I don’t like at all is the amount of far too many hangar bays. They completely draw attention from the otherwise great design and override much of the coolness factor of the ship. There has surely been put some thought in including them, but I think form should not follow function in this case. Also from a technical point of view each opening in the hull is… Read more »

Mustang95
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Mustang95

Damn this thing looks good

JAMESMCGR
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JAMESMCGR

good lord this thing is huge.

xXx
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xXx

An Acclamator on a very bad steroids 🙂

JFKrol2
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JFKrol2

Rather result of inbreding Venator, Acclamator and Ton-Falk

Revan
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Revan

Could you mabye do the nebulon-k frigate next please?

Revan
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Revan

Love it, can we get any stats on this thing?